The Last Child Book
Score: 4
From 154 Ratings

The Last Child


  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1429961937

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The Last Child Book Description :

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel Heralded by the Washington Post as a "a magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies", John Hart's The Last Child is his most significant work to date, an intricate, powerful story of loss, hope, and courage in the face of evil. Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he'd been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is---confident in a way that he can never fully explain. Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene. Then a second child goes missing . . . Undeterred by Hunt's threats or his mother's pleas, Johnny enlists the help of his last friend, and together they plunge into the wild, to a forgotten place with a history of violence that goes back more than a hundred years. There, they meet a giant of a man, an escaped convict on his own tragic quest. What they learn from him will shatter every notion Johnny had about the fate of his sister; it will lead them to another far place, to a truth that will test both boys to the limit. Traveling the wilderness between innocence and hard wisdom, between hopelessness and faith, The Last Child leaves all categories behind and establishes John Hart as a writer of unique power. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book Th

Last Child in the Woods Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Last Child in the Woods


  • Author : Richard Louv
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2008-04-22
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 156512586X

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Last Child in the Woods Book Description :

The Book That Launched an International Movement “An absolute must-read for parents.” —The Boston Globe “It rivals Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer “I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are,” reports a fourth grader. But it’s not only computers, television, and video games that are keeping kids inside. It’s also their parents’ fears of traffic, strangers, Lyme disease, and West Nile virus; their schools’ emphasis on more and more homework; their structured schedules; and their lack of access to natural areas. Local governments, neighborhood associations, and even organizations devoted to the outdoors are placing legal and regulatory constraints on many wild spaces, sometimes making natural play a crime. As children’s connections to nature diminish and the social, psychological, and spiritual implications become apparent, new research shows that nature can offer powerful therapy for such maladies as depression, obesity, and attention deficit disorder. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade-point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that childhood experiences in nature stimulate creativity. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv talks with parents, children, teachers, scientists, religious leaders, child-development researchers, and environmentalists who recognize the threat and offer solutions. Louv shows us an alternative future, one in which parents help their kids experience the natural world more deeply—and find the joy of family connectedness in the process. Now includes A Field Guide with 100 Practical Actions We Can Take Discussion Points for Book Groups, Classrooms, and Communities Additional Notes by the Author New and Updated Research from the U.S. and Abroad Richard Louv's new book, Our Wild Calling, is available now.

One Last Child Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

One Last Child


  • Author : Anni Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-01-16
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0648438015

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One Last Child Book Description :

It was summer in the mountains when five small children vanished from their nursery school picnic. The heat was stifling that day, the tinkle of an ice-cream van in the air.Three and a half years later, in the dead of winter, the children are returned by their abductor... one by one.All except for Ivy - the granddaughter of homicide detective Kate Wakeland. The other four children say Ivy is dead.Speculation grows that the kidnappings were revenge for an offender that Detective Wakeland put in jail years before.She engages in a battle of wits between herself, the kidnapper and the cold, vast expanse of mountains in between.

Global Disease Eradication Book

Global Disease Eradication


  • Author : Cynthia Needham
  • Publisher : Amer Society for Microbiology
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 1555812252

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Global Disease Eradication Book Description :

introduces the concept of disease eradication; presents case studies in eradication attempts, including polio, small pox, malaria, and Guinea worm; examines global difficulties of achieving eradication, including biology, economic geographical, and political issues;presents polemics in lively prose to create an intriguing and exciting story.

The Last Child of God Book

The Last Child of God


  • Author : H Edward Newton
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013-03-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781257663361

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The Last Child of God Book Description :

In the time before time, when the forces of evil rebelled against the forces of Heaven. One individual played a vital role in the final outcome. And in doing so, he became a feared avenger. The saga continues as the story unfolds on Earth. In the powerful story of one man caught up in Lucifer's scheme to murder the boy that caused his downfall from Heaven."...Newton's concept has produced a very plausible storyline set against a backdrop of time and the unimaginable vastness of eternity. Readers may even whisper when they finish the last page, 'It could be true.'"Sylvia Nickels, Kingsport, TN writer.

The Last Child of Hamelin Book

The Last Child of Hamelin


  • Author : Ray Ballantyne
  • Publisher : Spencer Hill Middle Grade
  • Release Date : 2014-08-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1937053555

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The Last Child of Hamelin Book Description :

Pieter has grown up without joy, hope, and music; however, his heart is full of songs and tunes he cannot express. He escapes to a spot where the children disappeared to hear what he thinks no one else can. This musical gift creates and connects him with the piper of legend, but can he control it or will it control him.

The King of Lies Book
Score: 3.5
From 34 Ratings

The King of Lies


  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1429905263

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The King of Lies Book Description :

John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed façade begin to crack. Work's troubled sister, her combative girlfriend, his gold digging socialite wife, and an unrequited lifelong love join a cast of small town characters that create no shortage of drama in this extraordinary, fast-paced suspense novel. Hart's mastery of prose and plot belie his newcomer status as he explores the true heart of a man. An illuminating anatomy of a murder and the ripple effect it produces within a family and a community, The King of Lies is a stunning debut. Now with an excerpt from John Hart's next book The Hush, available February 2018.

The Hush Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Hush


  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250012296

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The Hush Book Description :

New York Times bestseller The only writer in history to win consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel, New York Times bestselling author John Hart returns to the world of his most beloved novel, The Last Child Building on the world first seen in The Last Child (“A magnificent creation” —The Washington Post), John Hart delivers a stunning vision of a secret world, rarely seen. It’s been ten years since the events that changed Johnny Merrimon’s life and rocked his hometown to the core. Since then, Johnny has fought to maintain his privacy, but books have been written of his exploits; the fascination remains. Living alone on six thousand acres of once-sacred land, Johnny’s only connection to normal life is his old friend, Jack. They’re not boys anymore, but the bonds remain. What they shared. What they lost. But Jack sees danger in the wild places Johnny calls home; he senses darkness and hunger, an intractable intent. Johnny will discuss none of it, but there are the things he knows, the things he can do. A lesser friend might accept such abilities as a gift, but Jack has felt what moves in the swamp: the cold of it, the unspeakable fear. More than an exploration of friendship, persistence, and forgotten power, The Hush leaves all categories behind, and cements Hart's status as a writer of unique power.

The Last Child Book

The Last Child


  • Author : Pauline Mol
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89067996934

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Down River Book
Score: 3.5
From 204 Ratings

Down River


  • Author : John Hart
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2007-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1429920238

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Down River Book Description :

Down River is the winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Everything that shaped him happened near that river.... Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame, and murder.... John Hart's debut, The King of Lies, was compelling and lyrical, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times declaring, "There hasn't been a thriller as showily literate since Scott Turow came along." Now, in Down River, Hart makes a scorching return to Rowan County, where he drives his characters to the edge, explores the dark side of human nature, and questions the fundamental power of forgiveness. Adam hase has a violent streak, and not without reason. As a boy, he saw things that no child should see, suffered wounds that cut to the core and scarred thin. The trauma left him passionate and misunderstood---a fighter. After being narrowly acquitted of a murder charge, Adam is hounded out of the only home he's ever known, exiled for a sin he did not commit. For five long years he disappears, fades into the faceless gray of New York City. Now he's back and nobody knows why, not his family or the cops, not the enemies he left behind. But Adam has his reasons. Within hours of his return, he is beaten and accosted, confronted by his family and the women he still holds dear. No one knows what to make of Adam's return, but when bodies start turning up, the small town rises against him and Adam again finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life, not just to prove his own innocence, but to reclaim the only life he's ever wanted. Bestselling author John Hart holds nothing back as he strips his characters bare. Secrets explode, emotions tear, and more than one person crosses the brink into deadly behavior as he examines the lengths to which people will go for money, family, and revenge. A powerful, heart-pounding thriller, Down River will haunt your thoughts long after the last page is turned. Praise for John Hart and The King of Lies "Treat yourself to something new and truly out of the or